KAWATAKE SHINSHICHI III

Pen names:

Kawatake Shinshichi III In Japanese
Takeshiba Kinsaku I In Japanese

Other name:

Kikugawa Kintar˘ In Japanese

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Zesui

Existence: 1842 ~ 10 January 1901

Connection:

Master: Kawatake Mokuami

Disciples: Takeshiba Kinsaku II, Takeshiba Shinkichi, Takeshiba Hy˘z˘ II

Career:

1842: born in Edo in the district of Kanda.

1855: with the patronage of the historian Ishizuka H˘kaishi, he becomes a disciple of Kawatake Shinshichi II.

1st lunar month of 1872: Kinsaku becomes tatesakusha at the Ichimuraza.

September 1878: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Takeshiba Kinsaku's drama "Tsűzoku Saiyűki" [casting].

November 1881: his master takes the name of Kawatake Mokuami.

March 1884: premiere at the Harukiza of Takeshiba Kinsaku's drama "Chűj˘ Hime Taima Engi" [casting].

April 1884: Takeshiba Kinsaku I takes the name of Kawatake Shinshichi III.

May 1888: premiŔre at the Chitoseza of Kawatake Shinshichi's drama "Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame" [casting].

January 1892: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi's drama "Shiobara Tasuke Ichidaiki" [casting].

July 1892: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi's drama "Kaidan Botan D˘r˘", adapted for Kabuki from a famous Rakugo story created by San'yűtei Ench˘ [casting].

January 1898: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi's dance-drama "Hagoromo" [casting].

May 1898: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi's drama "Edo Sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi" [casting].

10 January 1901: Shinshichi dies in T˘ky˘

Comments:

Kawatake Shinshichi III was an important sakusha of the Meiji era and the most talented disciple of Kawatake Mokuami, who wrote around 80 dramas or dance-dramas. He worked for Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichikawa Sadanji I, the triumvirate of Meiji stars. Many of his dramas were Kabuki adaptation of rakugo stories, k˘dan tales or newspapers articles.

Kawatake Shinshichi III (left) and his master Kawatake Kisui (right) at the Chitoseza in December 1884 (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

 
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